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September 2014

9/2/2014

OPEN Course TST Practicum
October 16, 2014

August 2014

8/29/2014

OPEN Course Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management
October 14 - 16, 2014

July 2014

7/28/2014

CLOSED Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course
August 12, 2014.

7/25/2014 Job Opening: Training Specialist II

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Training and Education Director, performs highly complex administrative duties to plan, develop, coordinate, participate in and evaluate all aspects of education and training …

For additional information, please visit: http://uthct.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-599989.html

7/16/2014 Suspension of Some Tuberculosis Laboratory Services at CDC

7/15/2014

OPEN Course TB in Corrections
October 7, 2014.

7/9/2014

OPEN Course Management of A TB Contact Investigation for Public Health Workers
October 1, 2014.

7/3/2014

OPEN Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course
August 13 - September 5, 2014.
This course requires online and in person participation.

June 2014

6/26/2014

CLOSED Advanced Management of Patients with Tuberculosis
August 13-14, 2014.

6/19/2014

CLOSED :: Webinar Effect of Substance Abuse on the Treatment of TB Along the Border :: June 19, 2014.

May 2014

5/8/2014 CLOSED Course :: TB in the HIV Patient: Live Webcast :: May 8, 2014
5/7/2014

On June 10, the National Society of TB Clinicians (NSTC) and the National TB Nurse Coalition (NTNC) will be holding their annual meetings. The meetings provide free educational content and CE credits. The National TB Conference follows Wednesday, June 11, to Friday, June 13. The agenda and registration information for the conference are available online at the conference website.

5/5/2014

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 2014 National TB Conference (NTC) held June 11-13, 2014, at the Grant Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. See conference website.

April 2014

4/14/2014

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4/14/2014 FULL Course :: Intro. to Nurse Case Management: An Online Course :: July 2-23, 2014

March 2014

3/4/2014 CLOSED :: Evaluation and Treatment of TB Contacts :: April 11, 2014

February 2014

2/17/2014 The CDC, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination is pleased to announce the release of the updated Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9. These educational modules are designed to provide TB programmatic information in a self-study format for health care workers, including outreach workers, nurses, physicians, and health educators.

2/17/2014 Registration CLOSED for TST Practicum April 3, 2014

2/17/2014 Registration CLOSED for TB Nurse Case Management April 1-3, 2014

2/13/2014 Registration OPEN for TB Intensive May 6-9, 2014

January 2014

1/6/2014

Sailing thru the "Perfect Storm" - NCM of the TB Patient with Diabetes
January 23, 2014


For more information please contact Deborah Isaacks at 505.827.2471 or email deborah.isaacks@state.nm.us

1/6/2014 Registration OPEN for Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course Jan. 26, 2014

December 2013

12/3/2013 SAVE THE DATE: Clinical Update - Meeting the Challenges of Managing TB with New Tools of the Trade
February 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST) Boston, MA
For more information and to register visit:
http://globaltb.njms.rutgers.edu/courses/toolsofthetrade2014

12/3/2013 Important Opportunities: MTPI Announces New Webinar and Case Report Series
The MTPI efforts to provide important information related to the pathogenesis, host response, diagnosis, and management of lower respiratory tract infection will now include a live webinar series addressing novel, controversial, and timely issues.

November 2013

11/13/2013 Registration CLOSED for TST Practicum Jan. 28, 2014

October 2013

10/24/2013 Provisional CDC Guidelines for the Use and Safety Monitoring of Bedaquiline Fumarate (Sirturo) for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

September 2013

9/30/2013 Registration CLOSED for Treatment of Pediatric TB: Live Webcast Oct. 14, 2013

9/27/2013 Registration CLOSED for TB and Diabetes: Live Webcast Oct. 16, 2013

9/25/2013 Feedback Form - Heartland National TB Center welcomes your suggestions for improving our products. If you have an idea for a new feature or improvement to our products, please fill out the feedback form.

9/6/2013 Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Nov 19-22, 2013

August 2013

8/26/2013 Registration CLOSED for Pediatric Intensive Oct 14, 2013

8/12/2013 Registration CLOSED for TB Intensive Oct 15, 2013

July 2013

7/30/2013 A Message from the CDC:

We are pleased to announce that RADM Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), has agreed to serve as Acting Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention...

7/30/2013 Webinar: The Burden of Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases in the U.S. and Abroad: A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar
July 30, 2013 | 12:30–2 PM EDT

Public health has made great strides in reducing the incidence of infectious diseases...

June 2013

6/28/2013 India Warns It is Running out of TB Drug - Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal.

April 2013

4/29/2013 Registration CLOSED for Webinar: Language and Person Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis Care May 23, 2013

4/23/2013 A company official for Sanofi has notified DTBE-CDC that Tubersol tuberculin PPD antigen solution for skin testing is available directly from the company. Read more…
4/5/2013 Registration CLOSED for TB Intensive May 7 - 10, 2013

4/5/2013 Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course April 30 - May 3, 2013

March 2013

3/6/2013 Registration CLOSED forTB Nurse Case Management April 9, 2013

3/6/2013 TB Update - Live Webcast March 22, 2013

February 2013

2/19/2013 Join the 5k Fun Run/Walk World TB Day at the Center for Infectious Diseases (TCID) March 22, 2013

2/19/2013 TB Update March 22, 2013

December 2012

12/17/2012 Registration CLOSED Contact Investigation January 14-15, 2013

November 2012

11/1/2012 Registration CLOSED TB Intensive: Dec 5-7, 2012

October 2012

10/19/2012 Understanding the IGRA: What you need to know.: October 19, 2012

10/10/2012 "TDR-TB: Myth or Reality" TB Expert Network Conference: Sept. 27, 2012

August 2012

8/23/2012 Registration CLOSED TB Nurse Case Management(Introduction to Basics): October 4, 11, 25, 2012

8/22/2012 Registration now CLOSED: October 23rd and 24th, 2012 - 18th Annual Four Corners TB & HIV Conference DoubleTree Hotel, Durango Colorado

July 2012

7/6/2012 The Federal Custody from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United Stated Marshals Service and Immigration & Customs Enforcement has released the TB Case Management for Removable Alien Inmates/Detainees in Federal Custody. The files are available for download below.

June 2012

6/21/2012 Registration CLOSED for: TB Intensive: August 7-10, 2012

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.

May 2012

5/16/2012 Registration CLOSED for: Contact Investigation : June 5, 2012


This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations and outbreaks.
5/15/2012 Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management: July 18, 2012

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

5/15/2012 Registration CLOSED for: Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Practicum: July 20, 2012

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.

5/8/2012 Dr. Griffith talks about LTBI. Watch the video by following the link below.

5/4/2012 Registration CLOSED for: Diagnosis & Treatment of Tuberculosis in the HIV Patient (Webinar): June 21, 2012

This webinar is intended for TB or HIV program staff and clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who manage and treat patients infected with tuberculosis and HIV.

5/4/2012 Registration CLOSED for: The Use of IGRAs in Pediatric TB (Webinar): May 30, 2012

This webinar is intended for TB program staff and clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who diagnose and treat pediatric TB cases.

April 2012

4/12/2012 Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management (Introduction to Basics): May 31, Jun 7, 21, 2012

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

March 2012

3/29/2012 Registration CLOSED for: Moving Past the Basics of Tuberculosis : May 8-10, 2012


This course is designed for the public health provider, registered nurse, correctional staff, and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis control.

February 2012

2/29/2012 New Treatment Regimen for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at CDC, discusses the December 9, 2011 CDC guidelines for the use of a new regimen for the treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection.

2/27/2012 Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management: Mar 7-9, 2012

2/27/2012 Registration Closed for: TST Practicum: Mar 9, 2012

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.
2/21/2012 Registration CLOSED for: TB Intensive : Apr 3, 2012


This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.
2/21/2012 Registration CLOSED for: Foundations of TB Nurse Case Management : Mar 27, 2012


This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are new in the field of identifying, case managing, and treating patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.
2/1/2012 RTMCC-NSTC Pre-Conference Workshop - 16th Conference of the Union North America Region Pre-Workshop: February 22, 2012.

January 2012

1/9/2012 Registration FULL for: *** CLOSED *** TB Nurse Case Management (Introduction to Basics)
: Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 1, 2012

1/9/2012 Short-Course (3-Month) Therapy with Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Is NOT RECOMMENDED for HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy The purpose of this supplemental information is to alert clinicians about the use of short-course therapy with weekly isoniazid plus rifapentine (INH-RPT) for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HIVinfected patients.

December 2011

12/27/2011 Registration Closed for: Webinar: CI: Strategies for TX Sized Events: Dec 28, 2011

12/22/2011 The CDC has released recommendations for the use of an Isoniazid-Rifapentine regimen with direct observation to treat latent mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Please see the following link to the MMWR Weekly Report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6048a3.htm?s_cid=mm6048a3_e&source=govdelivery. Please refer to your states website for guidance on implementation of these recommendations in your state.
12/21/2011 View the 12-Dose (3HP) Regimen FAQs A Web-based Seminar and powerpoint slides

November 2011

11/7/2011 Essential Components of A TB Program - A Webinar Series : Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2011

This webinar series is intended for the new as well as the experienced TB Program Manager who is responsible for the programmatic development, management, and evaluation of Texas TB programs.

October 2011

10/12/2011 2010 TB Surveillance Annual Report has been released

September 2011

9/19/2011 REGISTRATION FULL for TB Intensive : Nov 29-Dec 2, 2011
This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.

9/7/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for UNIDOS TB Conference : Nov 15-16, 2011
This course is intended for clinicians that are actively engaged in the diagnosis and management of TB patients and suspects along the US-Mexico border.

August 2011

8/22/2011 REGISTRATION FULL for TB Nurse Case Management : Nov. 2-4, 2011
This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

8/22/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for Managing TB in the Dialysis Patient : Sep. 28, 2011
This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients who are on renal dialysis. Additionally, it targets the renal dialysis nurse who would like a better understanding of how to manage their renal patient that also has tuberculosis.

8/22/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for Understanding the Tuberculin Skin Test : Sep. 8, 2011
This course is intended for the pharmacist or non-TB staff who is tasked with the placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test.

8/1/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for Contact Investigation : Oct. 11 - 12, 2011
This course is intended for the healthcare worker involved with tuberculosis contact investigations as a means of prevention and control.

July 2011

7/11/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Nurse Case Management : Sep 27-28, 2011
This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

June 2011

6/6/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Intensive : August 2-5, 2011
This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.

May 2011

5/31/2011 NEW PRODUCT Case Studies in TB A collection of nurse case studies and accompanying tools.

5/31/2011 REGISTRATION OPEN for TB Education and Training Network :: September 20-22, 2011 The 11th annual TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) Conference, TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 20-22, 2011, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. For a third year, TB ETN and the TB Program Evaluation Network (TB PEN) will join forces to highlight the common aspects of TB education, training, and evaluation. The conference will focus on a variety of topics including public health workforce development in response to health care system changes, effective health education messages, and new technology tools for TB education, training, and evaluation. Conference activities will also include skills-based workshops, informational presentations, and networking opportunities.

5/31/2011 On behalf of The National TB Nurse Coalition (NTNC), Dawn Ferrell, president of NTNC, would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information about the organization and invite you to become a member. The NTNC is a strong and active organization that plays an integral role in providing a collective voice for nurses working in TB control activities as well as an advocate for TB elimination throughout the nation.

April 2011

4/18/2011 National Webinar: Behavioral Aspects of Substance Abuse (3-Part Series: Impact on Managing TB) :: May 5, May 12, May 19 2011 This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues OR health care staff who work with patients with underlying substance abuse or mental illness who are at risk of, or have, tuberculosis. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.

March 2011

3/25/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for Substance Abuse and TB:: Springfield, Illinois:: April 27, 2011. This course targets physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues. The goal of the conference is to share information and strategies to enhance the treatment and management of TB among patients that suffer from substance abuse. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.

3/11/2011 2011 National TB Controller Association Award Nominations Open This is the second year that the NTCA will be honoring individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of TB. Nominations can be submitted by anyone, and nominees do not need to be members of NTCA. The award categories are described in the Awards Announcement. The deadline for nomination forms is April 18, 2011. Awards will be presented at the 2011 National TB Conference.
3/10/2011 Course FullTB Intensive:: San Antonio, Texas:: April 6-8, 2011. This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive. The format for this course will include lecture presentation and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. Physician and nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information.

3/3/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Cohort Review:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 23, 2011. This course is intended for the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and will introduce health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.

3/3/2011 REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB in Corrections:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurses and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis in correctional facilities at the local, state, and federal level and will enhance their knowledge of TB prevention and control measures within the correctional setting. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.

January 2011

1/10/2011 Course Completed. TB Nurse Case Management:: San Antonio, Texas:: March 2-4, 2011. This course targets nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course covers the evaluation, treatment and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop goes beyond the basic TB curriculum and enhance the participants ability to be accountable for all facets of case management. You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.

1/9/2011 Course Completed. TB Cohort Review:: San Antonio, Texas:: February 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and introduces health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.

1/9/2011 Webinar Archived:Regional Webinar: Understanding Mycobacterium bovis:: February 2, 2011:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

This webinar describes the epidemiologic risk factors and transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, discusses the differences between Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and identifies case management best practices during treatment of Mycobacterium bovis.

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  • December 2010

    12/29/2010 2011 courses and webinars have been added to the Heartland Training Page. As more dates are confirmed with our partner states the listings will be updated. Please check back regularly. Courses with APPLY listed are open for registration.

    November 2010

    11/9/2010 Course for Texas Residents ONLY Completed TB 202 and Field Staff Basics:: December 9, 2010 :: Houston, Texas This course is designed to enhance the medical knowledge and field practices of the the TB field staff worker in the state of Texas. Updated information will be presented on TB infectiousness, treatment, and co-morbidities. Shared discussions among participants will include field worker safety, techniques to improve patient relationships, and ways to increase DOT adherence.

    October 2010

    10/10/2010 Course Completed. TB Intensive:: December 1-3, 2010:: San Antonio, Texas

    This 3 day seminar sponsored by Heartland was held at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease. The course emphasized best practices for working with patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. The target audience was the physician who manages TB patients and advanced practice nurses.

    10/1/2010 Substance Abuse and TB:: Course Completed November 17, 2010:: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    This 1 day seminar was sponsored by Heartland, Oklahoma City County Health Department, Oklahoma Department of Health, and the Mid America Addiction Technology Transfer Center. The course emphasized best practices for working with patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis who have underlying substance abuse.

    September 2010

    9/23/2010 Course moved to 2011 - TB in Vulnerable Populations:: Chicago, Illinois This 2 day seminar sponsored by Heartland, the City of Chicago Department of Health TB Program, and the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center has been postponed and moved to 2011. Please check back for a new date.

    August 2010

    8/23/2010 TB Nurse Case Management Course Completed:: November 3-5, 2010:: San Antonio, Texas. This introductory course was designed for nurses seeking training on the case management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu

    8/23/2010 Course Completed. Advanced TB Nurse Case Management:: St. Paul, Minnesota:: October 19, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with the Minnesota Department of Health, TB Program. It was an advanced course and targeted nurses with extensive experience with TB patients OR had previously Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu

    8/16/2010 NEW DATE for Understanding and Managing Latent TB Infection:: Arnold, Missouri:: October 5, 2010. Arnold, Missouri is a suburb of St. Louis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information at mary.long@uthct.edu
    8/16/2010 Handling TB and HIV Co-Infection:: Fargo, North Dakota:: September 15-16, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with North Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Department of Health, and the Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center. You may contact the Lead Educator, Robert Granger for more information at robert.granger@uthct.edu

    8/16/2010 Regional Webinar: Contact Investigation Overview, August 26, 2010:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

    8/16/2010 Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Special Topics :: August 17, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

    8/1/2010 Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Treatment :: August 3, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

    July 2010

    7/26/2010 Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Part 1 Diagnosis :: July 27, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

    7/23/2010 The 10th TB Education and Training Network Annual Conference TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Fitting the Pieces Together was held in Atlanta, Georgia August 10-12, 2010. Visit the Conference webpage for more information.
    7/2/2010 Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD to our Heartland team as a Medical Consultant.

    Dr. Armitige is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT-Tyler) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT-Houston Medical School. She received a BA in Biochemistry from Rice University in 1989, and in 1998 was the 50th graduate of the UT-Houston MD/PhD Program. Dr. Armitige pursued a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics (1998-2002) and completed a Fellowship in adult infectious diseases (2003-2005) at UT-Houston.

    Upon completion of her training, Dr. Armitige joined the faculty at UT-Houston Medical School where she taught medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows on inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Her outpatient clinics included a full service HIV clinic and a hospital-based tuberculosis clinic in Harris County, Houston, Texas.

    Her research interest is pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Studies in her laboratory have included investigations of M. tuberculosis virulence factors and correlates of bacterial behavior with human host response. Dr. Armitige has published several abstracts and peer-reviewed articles in her field.

    Dr. Armitige has numerous awards which include the 2004 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship Award, the 2004 Infectious Diseases Society of America Bayer Harold Neu Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, the 2006-2007 UT-Houston Dean Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2010 Benjy F. Brooks Teaching Award from UT-Houston.

    While in Houston, Dr. Armitige many teaching responsibilities included roles as Preceptor for the UT-Houston second-year Fundamentals of Medicine course (1999-2003, 2006-2008), Faculty Advisor for the UT-Houston first-year Immunology course (2003-2009); she was voted Best Teacher Clinical Immunology(2006-2009), Lecturer for the UT-Houston first-year Microbiology course (2004-2010); she was voted Best Teacher Microbiology in 2004-2009, and Facilitator for the UT-Houston second-year Problem-Based Learning course (2007-2009).

    Dr. Armitige holds membership in the following professional societies: American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    You may contact Dr. Armitige at 210-531-4548 or lisa.armitige@dshs.state.tx.us.
    7/2/2010 Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Robert Granger, MPH to our Education and Training team as an Education Specialist.

    Coming to San Antonio from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, Robert is a native Floridian who attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelors of Science in Health Education and Behavior, with a concentration in Health Promotion. While an undergraduate, Robert developed an interest in chronic disease prevention. Prior to graduation, he completed two internships in personal training and diabetes education. Robert has recently completed his Masters in Public Health with a concerntation in Behavioral Health Sciences.

    Prior to graduate school, Robert worked at the Florida Department of Health as a Health Education Consultant for the Bureau of Chronic Disease and Prevention. His desire to promote chronic disease prevention in underserved population groups led him to pursue a Masters degree in Public Health from Morgan State University. During his matriculation of the program, Robert developed an interest in program planning and evaluation and subsequently selected Behavioral Health Sciences as his concentration. For his practicum experience, he planned and implemented a pilot program entitled P.L.A.Y. at Morgan which is a five-week summer program designed to gain insight on the strategies needed to develop successful obesity intervention for African American adolescents.

    You may contact Robert at 210-531-4509 or Robert.granger@uthct.edu.

    April 2010

    4/6/2010 The 2010 National TB Conference presentations submitted by session speakers are available to download. Visit the Conference webpage for the archived presentations. Click the scheduled day of the presentation on the left navigation bar to open the online agenda. The presentations are linked to each presenter’s name. Click on the presenter’s name for the presentation you want to download. The presentations will be linked to the agenda on this online registration site as soon as they are received. Please keep checking the website for further postings.

    March 2010

    3/22/2010 Please check back for the recording of Heartland's Regional Webinar: Handling Mental Illness in the TB Patient :: March 25, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CST

      February 2010

      2/24/2010 Every year, programs around the globe utilize March 24th, World TB Day to highlight the continuing threat of tuberculosis to individuals and national health. Click below to visit the CDC website and find out what you can do, or participate in, to raise the awareness of the impact of TB to today's national and global health.

      TB Elimination – Together We Can! World TB Day, March 24. www.cdc.gov/tb
      2/15/2010 The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease North American Region (IUATLD NAR) held its 14th annual conference in Orlando, Florida March 11-13, 2010. Visit the Union's webpage for more information
      2/15/2010 In conjunction with the IUATLD's NAR annual conference in Orlando, Florida; the four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers held a free pre-conference course entitled TB/HIV Updates on March 10, 2010 from 1:00- 5:00 pm. World renowned experts shared the latest information on: The Challenging Epidemic of TB/HIV; TB/HIV Clinical Management Overview; Case Management Issues in the Co-infected Patient; Drug-Drug Interactions and Issues Related to TB Drugs in HIV Patients; TB Infection Control in TB/HIV; and New IGRA Guidelines and IGRAs in Special Populations. View the pre-conference brochure for more information
      2/15/2010 The 2010 Training Calendar for Heartland has been posted to the Training Page. Please check frequently for updates as scheduling changes with our partners may occur.

      October 2009

      10/6/2009 COMPLETED Regional Webinar: MDR TB Updates-Missouri Rehabilitation Center :: October 21, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.Visit our Training page for more information on the archived recording
      10/6/2009 COMPLETED-NATIONAL WEBINAR: TB Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing: New CDC Guidelines :: October 29, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.Visit our Training page for the archived recording information.

      February 2009

      2/10/2009 Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Alisha Blair, LVN to our Medical Consultation team.

      Alisha comes to Heartland from San Antonio's City Chest Clinic where she managed clients with latent tuberculosis infection or suspected of having TB disease. Alisha also provided assessment and clearances for clients from special populations, such as refugees, homeless shelters, and drug/alcohol abuse centers. Alisha has worked in public health with a concentration in TB since 2007, and we are excited to have her as an addition to the Heartland team.

      You may contact Alisha at 210-531-4546 or alisha.blair@uthct.edu.
      2/10/2009 Download our new product: Impact of Poor Nutrition on TB Relapse. Prints double-sided, flipchart orientation (6.33" W x 13.58" H) (PDF106 KB).

      September 2008

      9/9/2008 Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 2 on August 28, 2008:No continuing education credits will be available for viewing the presentation via the website. If you have any questions, please contact laura.muraida@uthct.edu at 210-531-4509.

      August 2008

      8/25/2008 Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 1 on August 14, 2008:No continuing education credits will be available for viewing the presentation via the website. If you have any questions, please contact laura.muraida@uthct.edu at 210-531-4509.

      July 2008

      7/21/2008 Introducing the new Heartland Training Calendar Page.

      This interactive calendar, using month-by-month format, allows the user to navigate the current and previous years to locate dates of Heartland trainings.

      Clicking on a highlighted date brings up a small pop-up window that gives the course title. Clicking on the title takes the user to a new window that gives a course description, staff contact, and the training location.

      You can further navigate to the training brochure. If the course is in the future and registration is open, a link is provided allowing the user to go directly to the online registration form.

      7/9/2008 Recording of NATIONAL Webinar: Pediatric TB on June 27, 2008:
      This national webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It is available for viewing; the accompanying PDF of the PowerPoint slides may be printed to follow along. The presentations can be viewed in Windows Media Player; special viewing steps are required. For technical questions, please email Eddie McHam at eddie.mcham@uthct.edu; for all others, email Jessica Quintero at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu.

      March 2008

      3/13/2008 Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 2) on March 12, 2008:This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.
      3/5/2008 Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 1) on March 5, 2008:This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.

      December 2007

      12/18/2007 Recording of Tuberculosis: Un Vistazo General para Trabajadores de la salud on December 17, 2007:This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.
      12/14/2007 Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, Nontuberculous Mycobacterial [NTM] Lung Disease on December 13, 2007:

      This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.
      12/13/2007 Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, TB Medications: Recognizing and Responding to Adverse Drug Reactions on December 10, 2007:

      This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.
      12/5/2007 Recording of NATIONAL Webinar, TB/HIV: Managing the Co-Infected Patient, November 27, 2007:

      The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player.

      This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.

      September 2007

      9/5/2007 Videoconference Series: Tuberculosis Education for the Medical Professional

      Archived video presentations may take a few minutes to load. No continuing credits are available for viewing these presentations.

      June 2007

      6/8/2007 The CDC publication warehouse is now open.

      To order CDC TB publications, please use the online ordering system at https://www2.cdc.gov/nchstp_od/piweb/tborderform.asp.

      Most publications are also available on the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination website at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.

      May 2007

      5/29/2007 Download TB at a Glance, which is available on our Products page (PDF1.08 MB).
      5/7/2007 Download our REVISED Tuberculosis Treatment Guidelines - 2003 (Poster), which is also available on our Products page.

      March 2007

      3/30/2007 NOW AVAILABLE: TB Core Reference Set for Clinicians CD-ROM!NOW AVAILABLE: TB Core Reference Set for Clinicians Set CD-ROM!

      This CD-ROM provides an array of documents and resources with the latest information on tuberculosis. These resources will assist the clinician in making the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for adults and children based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, Francis J. Curry National TB Center, and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

      To obtain this CD, please download and complete our Product Request Form. Then email or fax the form to Delfina Sanchez at delfina.sanchez@uthct.edu or 210-531-4590.

      January 2007

      1/25/2007 Questions of Interest page now available here!

      Heartland staff answers the more unusual questions of tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment, and patient management. Answers to each question are provided as PDF documents, so you will need the Adobe Reader to view.
      1/11/2007 Videoconference Series: The Nurse's Role in TB Control: Implementing the New Guidelines (2005) for Controlling Tuberculosis in the United States

      No continuing education credits are available for viewing these presentations.
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